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Locatives and the argument-adjunct distinction in Balinese

Arka, I Wayan

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This paper uses the realisation of locative-related roles in Balinese to show that there is no clear-cut distinction between arguments and adjuncts, supporting the gradient nature of grammatical functions (cf. Croft 2001; Langacker 1987; Aarts 2007). It argues that argumenthood is not wholly a property of a lexical head predicate and that a purely lexically based projectionist approach to syntactic argument structures cannot be maintained. It also explores the effect that the interplay between...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28931
Source: Linguistic Discovery
Access Rights: Open Access

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